Why Tina Turner’s ‘Love Thing’ Is Pretty Much Everything

Tina Turner - Love Thing Videoclip

Love Thing was the third single of Tina Turner’s 1991 compilation album Simply The Best. A hugely overlooked gem, here at The Tina Turner Blog we think that this song is among the best Tina did in the 1990’s (or in any decade for that matter). Inside this post, why we think Love Thing is… pretty much everything.

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Tina Turner Blog Interview: Bob Gruen

Back in November 2012, a new DVD entitled ‘Ike & Tina Turner On The Road: 1971-1972′ was released. The movie consists of footage shot by world-renowned rock photographer Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya while touring together with the Ike & Tina Turner revue in the early 1970’s. Bob and Nadya developed a close relationship with the duo, and the DVD features many candid on stage and off stage moments. The Tina Turner Blog had an exclusive interview with Bob Gruen about the dvd and his personal relationship with Ike and Tina. We never had mich time to edit the video interview but today, it’s finally here! Enjoy!

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In The Afterglow

In The Afterglow

Last week, a new commercial for Swisscom, a Swiss telecommunications provider, was released. Star of the promotional clip: Tina Turner. At first there was excitement: excitement about new footage of Tina looking youthful, energetic and happy. With Mrs Turner-Bach now officially retired, such a rare public appearance is usually cause for joy among fans. However, this initial excitement was partly overshadowed by disappointment. Disappointment mainly caused by a TV interview Tina gave to a Swiss news show in which she states that, in fact, she prefers to be inaccessible for her fans.

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Tina & Swisscom: Making Of

Tina Turner - Swisscom IO - Zurich, Switzerland - 2014
Behind the scenes of the new Swisscom app IO commercial with Tina Turner!

SCREENSHOTS INSIDE

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Tina Goes Viral

(Foto: Fabian Kimoto)

(Photo: Fabian Kimoto)

In only a few days, the new Swisscom video commercial featuring Tina has reached 200,000 views and growing. Media worldwide made the video go viral. A very encouraging figure which, let assume, will make the campaign for the iO app a success. Will it lead to something else in the future in a more artistic way? Only time will tell…
Plus, here is a new interview with Tina (in German) posted today on the website Horizon.net!

Tina Turner - Swisscom 2014 IO App Interview

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“I Prefer Not To Be Reachable”

Tina gave an interview to Swiss magazine Blick about her life in Switzerland and being the new face for Swisscom app IO. The Queen of Rock tells us how much she loves living in Switzerland and why (even being the spokesperson for a communication app) she prefers not be reachable and accessible to her fans and the public. Tina Turner - Blick Interview 2014

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New Tina Turner Interview

Tina Turner  Schweizer Illustrierte 2014

Great News! Tina Turner is making the cover of this month issue of  Swiss magazine “Schweizer Illustrierte”. She gave the newspaper a new interview but the photo used are recycled from last year Vogue issue. Still, a very candid, fun Questions/Answers interview where Tina talks about her life in Switzerland, her house, music and being the new face for Swisscom app IO!

 Translation inside the post! Big thanks to Anja!

(C) Schweizer Illustrierte

(C) Schweizer Illustrierte – 2014

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Tina’s Love Story With Switzerland

Tina Turner - Switzerland - IO 2014
A NEW video of Tina Turner promoting her adopting country Switzerland and Swisscom new app IO! Discover why Tina Turner turned down her US citizenship and became Swiss. What’s discretion, privacy and the iO communication app got to do with it? Please find out, share and comment.
Exclusive: the yodel version of “Simply The Best” ringtone on iO.
Download now for free calls and messaging: http://bit.ly/1o1wLtM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKlVq-lh268

SCREENSHOTS INSIDE

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The Nutbush Countdown

“I know you are not used to this but tonight, get used to it…”

While ending the “50th Anniversary Tour” back in 2009, Tina Turner decided to add a bit of fun (and extra motivation) to her show… Replacing the famous “Nutbush, one more time” routine by a countdown! Starting in Stockholm with “Nutbush, eight more times” all the way to the ultimate bow in Sheffield with “Nutbush, no more time”, watch the last performances of Tina’s hometown song.

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Let’s go back to Nutbush!

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Elvis fans have Graceland. If you are more into the country style (and big boobs) you can have fun at Dollywood. Now Tina Turner fans have a place where they can gather and celebrate the legacy of the legendary singer.  After a successful fundraising and a make over, Tina’s former school will open its door as a museum in honor of the Queen of Rock in September. Tina Turner showed a great interest herself in the project, contributing with memorabilia and other personal items. Last year gathering was already a success and organizers expect more people this year with the Grand Opening of the Flagg Grove School.  If you want to participate to the event visit the Tina Turner Heritage Days website. More photos from the school transformation inside the post!  Continue reading

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